Sport Jamie Murray (L) suffered from heat stroke following his victory with doubles partner John Peers (R) over Matt Reid and Luke Saville at the Australian Open

Murray required several hours treatment following the first round victory after playing in extreme temperatures of over 40C

Roger Federer, the world No 4, hammered Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Swiss Indoors

Home comfort as Federer ends drought

Victory is all the sweeter when it comes on home soil but Roger Federer had even greater reason than usual to celebrate his customary victory in the Swiss indoor championships in Basle yesterday.

Nest pension scheme faces challenge from Denmark

Strong private-sector challenges are emerging to a government scheme designed to get millions of British workers saving for retirement.

Andy Murray leaves the pitch of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament

Injury forces Murray to pull out of Basle tournament

Andy Murray's quest to win a fourth successive title ended in disappointment yesterday when he withdrew with an injury shortly before his scheduled first-round match against Robin Haase in Basle. Having strained his right gluteal muscle, the 24-year-old Scot must now try to regain fitness in time for the Paris Masters, which begins on Monday.

World No 1 Djokovic bags 50th victory as he breezes past Cilic

Novak Djokovic continued to settle into his new role as world No 1 with a business-like 7-5 6-2 third round win over Croatian Marin Cilic at the Montreal Masters yesterday, extending his season record to a spectacular 50-1.

Novak Djokovic sets up Juan Martin Del Potro clash

Novak Djokovic will play Juan Martin Del Potro in a blockbuster third-round clash at the French Open on Friday after making it 41 consecutive victories this evening.

Djokovic stuns clay master Nadal to take Madrid crown

Rafael Nadal went into yesterday's final of the Madrid Masters having won his last 37 matches on clay, a run dating back to his defeat at the hands of Robin Soderling at the 2009 French Open. Novak Djokovic, his opponent, had won 33 matches in succession since last November, taking tournaments in Melbourne, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami and Belgrade.

Nadal makes it six titles in Barcelona

The world No 1 Rafael Nadal underlined his absolute dominance on clay when he overwhelmed Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to win a sixth Barcelona Open title in seven years yesterday.

Nadal hits top form to demolish Monfils

Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open semi-finals after dispatching Gaël Monfils 6-2, 6-2 yesterday. The top-ranked Spaniard needed only 75 minutes to get past the ninth-ranked Frenchman, who was broken four times.

Cautious Murray pulls out of Barcelona Open

Andy Murray has heeded medical advice and pulled out of this week's Barcelona Open to rest his injured right elbow.

Djokovic downs Nadal to extend hot streak

The Novak Djokovic express rolls on. The 23-year-old Serb kept up his remarkable winning run last night when he won the Miami Masters, beating Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 in an enthralling final lasting three hours and 21 minutes. Coming back from a set down to beat the world No 1 for the second Masters Series tournament in succession, Djokovic extended his unbeaten streak to 26 matches en route to his fourth straight title.

The Netherlands: a relaxing way of life and learning

Ask some British students why they might be drawn to the Netherlands and you’ll elicit a knowing smirk, but there’s a lot to enjoy beyond the coffee shops. The region has a rich history and a liberal outlook while the Dutch accept visitors with open arms, which is particularly evident in its student bodies. According to the Netherlands Organisation for International Co-operation in Higher Education (Nuffic), there are currently 76,750 international students on roll.

Murray brothers beaten at Paribas Open

Andy and Jamie Murray were knocked out of the ATP BNP Paribas Open doubles at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday night by Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse.

Murray lifted by doubles victory with his brother

Andy Murray has not won a singles match since the semi-finals of the Australian Open but the world No 5 continues to enjoy success on the doubles court. Twenty-four hours after losing to Donald Young, the world No 143, in the singles at the Indian Wells Masters, Murray and his brother, Jamie, won their second-round match in the doubles, beating the Americans Sam Querrey and John Isner 6-3, 3-6, 10-3.

Perform plans public listing in London

Perform Group, a UK digital sports media group backed by the Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik, is set to float in London at a valuation upwards of £500m.

Nifty 'Nole' flattens Federer

There is no stopping Nole at the moment. Novak Djokovic – Nole to his friends – crushed Roger Federerfor the second time in four weeks here last night to claim his third successive title at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Having brushed the world No 2 aside in straight sets en route to victory at last month's Australian Open, Djokovic repeatedthe feat here, winning 6-3 6-3 in only 71 minutes.

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